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In this age, social media has literary taken the world by storm. Today, not only is it used to socialize; it is increasingly becoming a necessary tool for doing business. So whether you have a personal blog or a business website, you'll want to incorporate a social media like facebook to the site. That said, adding a facebook feed to your website basically helps you manage the website better, allows the site to access more traffic and is basically a sound business move. Below a quick overview of how to add a facebook feed to my website is outlined. Generally, you could do this using a number of techniques, though only two methods are discussed.
Though extensive knowledge in computer programming and coding is not an essential to code the facebook feed to your website, you must at least have the basics of C++, Java or HTML at your fingertips. If you have no idea what a hash tag does in programming, then it will be better if you let a professional help you with this. Moving forward, an outline on how this can be done on a CMS such as Joomla using facebook badges is outlined. In addition, an abstract way of doing this which is simple and more straight forward is outlined. Although there are a number of ways to do this, the scope of this article cannot allow outlining all of them.
To do this using facebook badges, you will first need to log into your facebook account and then go to facebook Badges link. You can just search facebook badges and you should be there in no time. From there you will select whichever badge you intend to use; you could select one for displaying likes, status, updates etc or. Overall, it will depend on whichever feeds you intend to have on your website.
Generally, you can select different types of info you intend to display on your website. You could even change the layout maybe move the info to the right or left of the webpage. Once done, you will need to save before moving to the next thing. These will make sure that the coding you intend to move to your website is not altered or erroneous.
Once saved, you should see a small icon written "other" click on it and you'll see a small box with html codes. Copy this and save it on a basic text editor. Of importance to note is that using text editors like Microsoft office or . Doc to save the HTML codes can easily edit these codes. A text editor such as notepad should be sufficient.
The next step is pasting these codes on the backend of your Joomla website. Most likely, you might encounter some error of some sort. To remedy this, go to the global configuration and click on the icon written "Default WYSIWYG editor". Once you are on this icon select editor from there, click "no editor". You will then save this and move on to pasting the codes on the backend of your website.
If you have basic knowledge about programming, you should have an idea of where this codes need to be attached. After pasting the codes, save your work and cross check your website if the feed are working effective and are where they need to be. You could even check this by maybe updating a status or uploading a video on your facebook page and then checking what happens on your website. If you notice a few errors, you can make minor changes.
The next technique is rather straightforward but will require above average knowledge in programming. In the below technique, the last bit will require some coding, anyone savvy in programming should know what to do at that stage. In this method, the first thing to do is to sign in as a facebook developer. The link https://facebook.com/developers/ should take you there. Once you have signed in, the next step is finding an ID and an application secret "app secret". This you will do by clicking on the icon "Set up a new app".
The next step is accessing your Token. The URL "https://graph.facebook.com/oauth/access_token?grant_type=client_credentials&client_id=&client_secret="should help you retrieve your access token. Remember, you must replace the client ID you got in the above step and the "app secret" for this link to work. For example if your client ID is rdF45s and your app secret is 74TruyZ, then you will use the following URL "https://www.graph.facebook.com/oauth/access_token?grant_type=client_credentials&client_id= rdF45s &client_secret= 74TruyZ".
Once you're through with this step, you should have your access token which you'll use to access data feeds from facebook using the following URL "https://www.graph.facebook.com/PAGE_ID/feed?access_token=ACCESS_TOKEN". Again, remember to replace the page ID and the access token. For instance, of your page ID is 453786980654 and the access token you got from the above step is fRT$8i the URL you use will be "https://www.graph.facebook.com/ 453786980654 /feed?access_token= fRT$8i".
After this step, what remains is just coding. All this you can perform if you're an above average computer coder. In a recap, whether you have a business website or a personal site on a Joomla platform, you most likely will want to have facebook feed on it. This helps you manage the site effectively and improve traffic by making the website friendlier with search engines. How to add a facebook feed to my website can be done using a number of techniques though only two have been outlined above. Though the techniques used above may seem unclear for someone with little or no computer programming knowledge, they make sense for anyone with above average skills in this facet. Overall, if you are not comfortable with coding, a professional should be able to assist you.
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